Welcome To Your New Home!

We are pleased that you have chosen a BHHS Florida Realty property for your new home. Please take the time to review the following Welcome Package. The following pages contain handy hints and helpful information.

How do I handle repairs that may be needed?
First, you must notify us of any repairs, no matter how minor they may seem. The responsibility of the repair will be determined by the terms of your Lease. In the event that the Landlord is responsible for the needed repair, please be aware that all repairs will be prioritized and emergencies will be handled first. Make sure that all repairs are reported in a timely manner. Remember that an ignored repair may become a large project, therefore subjecting you to a large expense. Any repair which goes unreported, thereby causing further damage to the Leased Premises or that of a neighboring tenant, may be construed as a nuisance and will be handled as such. This type of neglect will incur further charges to your account and may change the liability of the repair and subsequent repairs. We have to have access to the Leased Premises to perform any repairs or maintenance.

What if my rent is late?
Your rent is due and expected on the first of the month. There is a grace period until 5pm on the 5th of each month. Payments not received on time may be subject to late fees or other charges. It is important that rent payments are paid promptly. Remember that chronic late payments may result in legal measures that may lead to your eviction.

What do I do if I lose my key?
Occasionally, you may find yourself locked out of your home or in need of replacement keys, if this occurs, there may be a small charge per key. Tenants will need to contact a locksmith for after-hours lock outs.

Do I need renters insurance?
Under most circumstances the Landlord is not responsible for your personal property. It is important to have renter’s insurance to cover your belongings in the event of an unforeseen disaster. This type of insurance is inexpensive and well worth it.

What if I am having a problem or concern with a neighbor?
It is important to try to get along with your neighbors. If you have a problem or concern with a neighbor, it is usually best to try to resolve the problem amongst yourselves. Refrain from using foul language or engaging in verbal arguments. Of course, if you are unable to solve the problem, feel free to contact non-emergency GPD at 352-955-1818.

Can I make changes or improvements to the Leased Premises, such as painting or landscaping?
We often welcome improvements to your residence and yard. We ask kindly that you check with us first before making any changes. Changes or improvements to your home must be documented and most will receive verbal approval. However, some changes or alterations to the property will require written consent.

It is important to read the Lease thoroughly and ask questions about anything that you may not understand. Below are some additional important guidelines to follow:

  • It is important to keep the leased premises in a clean, sanitary and safe condition
  • Please make sure that trash is disposed of correctly as to avoid any pest control problem
  • Make sure to check the batteries in the smoke detectors, periodically, to ensure the safety of your family
  • Candles are not recommended therefore, please be careful not to leave a lit candle unattended
  • Do not give or loan your entrance key to anyone not listed on the Lease
  • Be considerate of your neighbors

We want you to be happy in your home and welcome any suggestions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your home. Thank you for choosing BHHS Florida Realty!